Nationwide announces 2014 investment

By Euan Youdale15 July 2014

UK-based Nationwide Platforms has invested about UK£24.5 million in its rental fleet for 2014.

Around 700 new boom and scissor lifts will enter the fleet, mostly replacing older units from its existing range which comprises more than 10700 units.

The 2014 investment marks the third year of major fleet replenishment, with around £70million having been spent on more than 3000 new machines since the beginning of 2012, said the company.

The largest proportion of the 2014 spend will go towards new diesel boom lifts (16 - 43 m) and scissor lifts (8 - 18.5 m) from Genie, with some new equipment from MEC and Haulotte also due to enter the fleet before the autumn.

Around £3.5million will also be spent on new units to enhance the business’ Specialist Vehicle division. This will includetruck and van mounted platforms from suppliers Bronto, CTE, Ruthmann and Versalift.

Jeremy Fish, managing director of Nationwide Platforms, said, “At Nationwide Platforms we strive to deliver the industry’s most positive customer experience. Our latest investment further reflects our commitment to providing a leading hire fleet across our 26 UK locations.”

Nationwide Platforms is part of Lavendon Group which earlier this year announced an investment of more than UK£55million across its international operations.

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